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mika 'life in cartoon motion' mika
life in cartoon motion
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After topping the BBC’s Sound Of 2007 poll, Mika’s album arrives on the back of download-only Number One, Grace Kelly. There’s some great stuff here – specifically Relax, Take It Easy’s sublime falsetto hook - but elsewhere buoyant pop is sunk by relentless vocal mugging and production which wears its influences much too heavily. While Scissors Sisters might slyly reference the guilty pleasures of 70s AOR, Mika's overt Freddie Mercury impressions can grate. Truly transcendent pop has a darkness in its heart and though lurid, camp numbers like Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) will go down as well at Popstarz as at hen nights, with no contrasting depth they ends up, well, cartoon-ish.

James Cowdery 08 January 07 rating of 2 and 1/2
Mika – Life In Cartoon Motion, released 05 February 07 on Casablanca.
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As gay as a 3 dollar bill post 2
comment by yanjoh    Mar 10, 2007
Hmm, I dunno; I get subjected to it at work occasionally, and it just makes me want to smash things with a hammer.

Come to think on it, so do a lot of things...

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As gay as a 3 dollar bill post 1
comment by ComeOnTim    Mar 10, 2007
This was how a presenter on the Dutch television called the CD. And he is right. Listening to Mika in the morning, and you are happy for the whole day. Compulsary listening in the morning rush hour.
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